George Ryder Stakes: What you need to know

GEORGE RYDER STAKES

1500m, $1 million, Group One standard weight-for-age for three-year-olds and up at Rosehill

HISTORY

* First run in 1903. Changed from a quality handicap after 1973 and renamed in honour of the long-time racing administrator whose legacy is the Golden Slipper

* Group One since 1980

* Champion mare Winx won a record fourth George Ryder Stakeslast year after victories in 2016, 2017 and 2018

* Other multiple winners are Lonhro (2003/04); Campaign King (1987/88); Emancipation (1983/84); Manikato (1979/80); Foresight (1968/69); Time And Tide (1964/67); Prince Regoli (1962/63)

* Chris Waller has the most wins as a trainer with seven

* He trained the trifecta in 2016 - Winx, Kermadec, Press Statement

* Hugh Bowman is the leading jockey with six wins

* Four of those wins were on Winx - 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

TALKING POINTS

WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING

"Personally, I reckon my stable will run the trifecta." Dreamforce's trainer John Thompson, who is also hosting visiting horses Te Akau Shark and Super Seth.

"He has prepared well with some nice work on Saturday and Tuesday and he goes into the race in good shape" Te Akau Shark's trainer Jamie Richards

"He could have just gone to another level now. If he does what he did in the Chipping Norton again he will be winning" Alizee's jockey Hugh Bowman on Te Akau Shark

"If he runs well he'll go into the Doncaster with 49 kilos" - Brandenburg's trainer John Sargent

"We have done our monitoring, we have made our decision and once this track improves, she should be afforded her opportunity to blow through Rosehill racecourse and pose a threat to the impressive favourite in the George Ryder" - Alizee's trainer James Cummings